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"One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible." - Lance Armstrong

"Here's one redeeming quality about Donald Trump. He's an equal opportunity offender." - Trevor Noah

"...the central message of the Bible is about God redeeming a humanity that is in trouble and suffering." - John Townsend

"You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that." - Jeannette Walls

"He had' a single redeeming vice." - Oscar Wilde

"Amiability is the redeeming quality of fools." - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

"He hasn't a single redeeming vice." - Oscar Wilde

"He hadn't a single redeeming vice." - Oscar Wilde

"It's something about the inevitability. How nothing can keep them apart-not her selfishness, or his evil, or even death, in the end...their love is their only redeeming quality." - Stephenie Meyer

"I love to start characters in a place where you think you know them. We can make all kinds of assumptions about them and think they have no redeeming qualities, but like everyone, they're complex." - Callie Khouri

"There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election. It will be over at sundown, and let everybody pray that it's not a tie, for we couldn't go through with this thing again." - Will Rogers

"A while ago, I did a television adaptation of 'Bleak House,' and the character I played, as far as I was concerned, had no redeeming features whatsoever. I wasn't about to try to find any; I didn't need to." - Charles Dance

"I haven't seen much socially redeeming about religion. I'm an atheist. I don't here want to get into the Hitchens- or Dawkins-style attack on religion. I was raised on that. It's boring." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"I hate Erma," I told Mom... "You have to show compassion for her..." She added that you should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. "Everyone has something good about them," she said. "You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that." "Oh yeah?" I said. "How about Hitler? What was his redeeming quality?" "Hitler loved dogs," Mom said without hesitation." - Jeannette Walls

"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature." - Thomas Jefferson

"Misfortunes have their dignity and their redeeming power." - George Stillman Hillard

"Thought and action are the redeeming features of our lives." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"Redeeming culture is the never ending mission of the church." - Charles Colson

"Redeeming subjects from cliche is its own pleasure and privilege." - Leslie Jamison

"William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Semi-automatic weapons have no socially redeeming purpose." - Marian Wright Edelman

"Reading those turgid philosophers here in these remote stone buildings may not get you a job, but if those books have forced you to ask yourself questions about what makes life truthful, purposeful, meaningful, and redeeming, you have the Swiss Army Knife of mental tools, and it's going to come in handy all the time." - Bill Watterson

"Most men have at least one redeeming feature. Finding one for Brother Rike requires a stretch. Is 'big' a redeeming feature?" - Mark Lawrence

"Never trust a man who has not a single redeeming vice." - Winston Churchill

"I have talents aplenty. Unfortunately, precious few of them have any redeeming social value." - David Letterman

"Redeeming sinners from all nations through Jesus Christ was God's plan from the beginning." - Colin S. Smith

"I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever." - Mark Twain

"Religion is ... the most pernicious single influence in human society, without one redeeming feature." - Theodore Schroeder

"Being strange is not necessarily bad ... Sometimes it's a person's only redeeming quality." - Paula Sharp

"All the great mystical religions put a strong emphasis on the redeeming qualities of sex." - David Bowie

"Cooperation is the redeeming ability of man to be better than himself." - Wes Fesler

"Simply put, Redeeming Love is the most powerful work of fiction you will ever read." - Liz Curtis Higgs

"You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that." - Jeannette Walls

"As far as socially redeeming value, I hope I don't have any." - John Waters

"Pride myself on the fact that my work has no socially redeeming value." - John Waters

"The work of our missionaries is a magnificent expression of the Lord's redeeming love." - D. Todd Christofferson

"We are always in search of the redeeming formula, the crystallizing thought." - Etty Hillesum

"I have not a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices." - Mark Twain

"I just believe that our most redeeming feature as a species is our capacity for love." - Amanda Mcbroom

"Postmodern irony and cynicism's become an end in itself, a measure of hip sophistication and literary savvy. Few artists dare to try to talk about ways of working toward redeeming what's wrong, because they'll look sentimental and naive to all the weary ironists. Irony's gone from liberating to enslaving. ... The postmodern founders' patricidal work was great, but patricide produces orphans, and no amount of revelry can make up for the fact that writers my age have been literary orphans throughout our formative years." - David Foster Wallace

"I finish where I began: Jesus' statement "Come and see" provides both an invitation and a promise to all people everywhere. Come to Him; see Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords; recognize in Him the great Messiah who will come again with healing in His wings, to set His people free. He will wrap you about in the cloak of His redeeming love, and your life will be changed forever." - Alexander B. Morrison

"Kids are baby goats. They're cute and they have redeeming social value. You are definitely not kids." - Rick Riordan

"I believe that kids as well as adults are entitled to books of no socially redeeming value." - R L Stine

"There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough." - Josh Billings

"Salvation, the prophets tell us, is preconditioned by repentance. The redeeming act of God waits upon man's initiative." - Abba Eban

"Forget 'redeeming social value,' dirty pictures are fun. When I die I want my ashes sprinkled over a nudist camp." - L Neil Smith

"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." - Bible

"Forget 'redeeming social value,' dirty pictures are fun . When I die I want my ashes sprinkled over a nudist camp." - L Neil Smith

"I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value, unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box." - Ellen Goodman

"The moment I accept that there's an artistic, redeeming quality in puns, I have a horrible feeling I'll get hooked." - John Oliver

"I'll cheerfully confess to spending a lot of time playing completely disgusting computer games that have no redeeming social value." - James Gleick

"I will never compromise - I can now say with assurance at the age of 57 - with my libertarian and my revolutionary commitments; they'll have to kill me first. They can't buy me out. I'm just not interested in what they have to offer. I've managed to stick it out, and the thing that has been the most rescuing, the most redeeming, feature of my life that has kept me alive, that has kept me more or less single-minded about my commitment to libertarian ideals once I escaped the trap of Marxist-Leninism - a childhood trap, to be sure - has been consciousness." - Murray Bookchin

"The trouble is that no devastating or redeeming fires have ever burnt in my life.... My life began by flickering out." - Ivan Goncharov

"E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream thy flowing wounds supply, redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die." - William Cowper

"Phil was mumbling that Reuben might become a writer after all and writers had a way of "redeeming everything that ever happens to them." - Anne Rice

"Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal." - Deepak Chopra

"Humanitarianism needs no apology. Unless we ... feel it toward all men without exception, we shall have lost the chief redeeming force in human history." - Ralph Barton Perry

"Pop culture used to be like LSD - different, eye-opening and reasonably dangerous. It's now like crack - isolating, wasteful and with no redeeming qualities whatsoever." - Peter Saville

"There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites." - Thomas Jefferson

"E'er since by faith I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply Redeeming love has been my theme And shall be till I die." - Charles Spurgeon

"Blest tears of soul-felt penitence! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only sense Of guiltless joy that guilt can know." - Thomas Moore

"Depending on what you believe as a person, there's always redeeming qualities to every character or individual, as spiteful as they might be." - David Boreanaz

"I know of no redeeming qualities in myself but a sincere love for some things, and when I am reproved I fall back on to this ground." - Henry David Thoreau

"Jesus did not die to increase our self-esteem. Rather, Jesus died to bring glory to the Father by redeeming people from the curse of sin." - Edward T Welch

"Music is so powerful, it needs to be used for some kind of redeeming work. To lift peoples spirits, to lift their souls." - Bobby Mcferrin

"I am anti-social and have a dark personality. I have no redeeming qualties and nothing to offer, therefore I could never have what I wanted" - Novala Takemoto

"Pop culture used to be like LSD - different, eye-opening and reasonably dangerous. It's now like crack - isolating, wasteful and with no redeeming qualities whatsoever." - Peter Saville

"I think it would be very difficult to play somebody if they didn't think they had any virtues or redeeming characteristics." - John Hurt

"I much prefer to watch actors and writers create "humanizing" moments for characters. In a drama, "humanizing" is far more impactful and powerful than "redeeming."" - Michael Muhney

"The first CD I had, that I think had had any redeeming qualities to it, I did when I was 25 with a relatively small label called Chiarascuro." - Jon Gordon

"I know of no redeeming qualities in myself but a sincere love for some things, and when I am reproved fall back on to this ground." - Henry David Thoreau

"Come seeking to know Him, and I promise you will find Him and see Him in His true character as the risen, redeeming Savior of the world." - Alexander B. Morrison

"I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature." - Thomas Jefferson

"This world has few redeeming features, and one is the capacity for people to love one another with great, enduring passion." - David Gemmell

"I don't know why I always get to play these guys who have few redeeming features. But don't knock it. Villains are much more fun." - Joaquin Phoenix

"My favorite book is 'Redeeming Love.' It was my first as a born-again Christian, my statement of faith, and the most exciting year I've spent writing anything." - Francine Rivers

"I do want to play characters that have redeeming qualities, that are likable, for sure, and I have in the past, and I will again." - Pablo Schreiber

"If you're becoming weary and disillusioned with Australian values, Judeo-Christian values or Western civilisation, I recommend strangers - they're such a glorious, redeeming wilderness to wander into." - Michael Leunig

"All ideas having even the slightest redeeming social importance-unorthodox ideas, controversial ideas, even ideas hateful to the prevailing climate of opinion-have the full protection of the guaranties.... But implicit in the history of the First Amendment is the rejection of obscenity as utterly without redeeming social importance.... We hold that obscenity is not within the area of constitutionally protected speech or press." - William J Brennan Jr

"I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate." - Sam Ervin

"Love is the door, it is irrelevant with whom you have fallen in love. Love redeems, neither Jesus, nor Krishna. Love redeems. Fall in love. Love is the only redeeming force. Love is the savior." - Rajneesh

"I definitely think the formula to making my character seem sweet is to let him act like a jerk, give him a redeeming moment, and have a sweet song playing over the background when it happens." - Jim Jefferies

"Almost all wild apples are handsome. They cannot be too gnarly and crabbed and rusty to look at. The gnarliest will have some redeeming traits even to the eye." - Henry David Thoreau

"All ideas having even the slightest redeeming social importance - unorthodox ideas, controversial ideas, even ideas hateful to the prevailing climate of opinion, have the full protection of the guarantees [of the First Amendment]." - William J. Brennan

"PAIN was no longer a cause of suffering, but a source of pleasure, Because they were redeeming humanity from its sins. Pain becomes joy, the meaning of life, pleasure.." - Paulo Coelho

"There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat... the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle." - Anonymous

"In short, he and the Scotch have no way of redeeming the credit of their understandings, but by avowing that they have been consummate villains. Stavano bene; per star meglio, stanno qui." - Horace Walpole

"I'm going to give you God's truth, little girl. All men want to do is hurt you. Once you give them your heart, they tear it to shreds." ~Francine Rivers; Redeeming Love" - Francine Rivers

"Feeling offended is invigorating. Feeling offended is a reassuring sensation. It's easier than asking ourselves if the redeeming love of God is evident in the way we communicate with people." - David Dark

"The redeeming feature of war is that it puts a nation to the test. As exposure to the atmosphere reduces all mummies to instant dissolution, so war passes supreme judgment upon social systems that have outlived their vitality." - Karl Marx

"Eucharistic worship is not so much worship of the inaccessible transcendence as worship of the divine condescension, and it is also the merciful and redeeming transformation of the world in the human heart" - Pope John Paul Ii

"We do not deceive ourselves that we are engaging in an activity that is anything but debilitating, dangerous, euphoric, kinesthetic, expensive, frivolously essential, economically useless and totally without redeeming social significance. One should not probe for deeper meanings." - Allen Steck

"I had a dozen years to act before starting a family then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else. Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals to me for its redeeming social value." - Sissy Spacek

"Human beings are good, they have shadow, every single one of us has redeeming qualities and every single one of us has qualities that people can hold against us. That's what makes us human." - Matt Bomer

"I've been trying to find a redeeming feature to Palpatine, and the only one I've got so far is that he's clearly a patron of the arts because he goes to the opera." - Ian Mcdiarmid

"Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us." - Abraham Lincoln

"Human beings are good, they have shadow, every single one of us has redeeming qualities and every single one of us has qualities that people can hold against us. That's what makes us human." - Matt Bomer

"How can one say, 'No, this isn't a part of life,' since it always is? The contaminant of sex, the redeeming corruption that de-idealizes the species and keeps us everlastingly mindful of the matter we are." - Philip Roth

"Everything has changed and we're all living in one city now. What happens somewhere affects things everywhere, so I have to be careful and whatever stories I work on, I want them to have redeeming moral values." - Stan Lee

"If the cross does provide us with a true picture of what God is like, it follows that God is a redeeming presence in all creaturely experiences of suffering. All innocent suffering will be transformed." - Andrew Linzey

"I started in to cry and call his name, Asking forgiveness of his tongueless head. ... I dreamt the past was never past redeeming: But whether this was false or honest dreaming I beg death's pardon now. And mourn the dead." - Richard Wilbur

"Soldiers have many faults, but they have one redeeming merit; they are never worshippers of force. Soldiers more than any other men are taught severely and systematically that might is not right." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I am inclined to agree with the Head Master of Eton that paederastic passions among schoolboys 'do no harm'; further, I think them the only redeeming feature of sexual life at public schools." - Aleister Crowley

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"The Spirit is Love expressed towards man as redeeming love, and the Spirit is truth, and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness." - Roland Allen

"Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good." - Petrarch

"I had a dozen years to act before starting a family, then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else. Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals to me for its redeeming social value." - Sissy Spacek

"Luckily for you, you can close the book The Postman Always Rings Twice and break out of it, and James M. Cain can't. I can't think of any redeeming feature he has, but he's extremely compelling." - Jonathan Dee

"Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about" - John Frederick Demartini

"Don't worry about losing. Think about winning." - Mike Krzyzewski

"It's about us. It's about trust." - Nora Roberts

"It's not about 'if,' it's about 'when." - Ato Boldon

"Everything about me remembers everything about you" - Kami Garcia

"Enough about you let's hear about me." - Cynthia Heimel

"Marriage isn't about winning. It's about lasting." - Mark Gorman

"Make it about them, not about you." - Simon Sinek

"Life isn't about milestones, it's about moment" - Rose Kennedy

"It's not about 'if,' it's about 'when.'" - Ato Boldon

"It's not about 'if', it's about 'when.'" - Ato Boldon

"Who cares about everyone? What about me?" - Veronica Roth

"Multiculturalism isn't about culture, it's about power." - Ntozake Shange

"Forget about style; worry about results." - Bobby Orr

"Bullying isn't about size, it's about intimidation." - Noel Clarke

"I can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic world today than love and laughter. Too many of the young have forgotten how to laugh, and too many of the elders have forgotten how to love. Would not our lives be lightened if only we could all learn to laugh more easily at ourselves and to love one another?" - Theodore Hesburgh

"Soldiers have many faults, but they have one redeeming merit; they are never worshippers of force. Soldiers more than any other men are taught severely and systematically that might is not right. The fact is obvious. The might is in the hundred men who obey. The right (or what is held to be right) is in the one man who commands them." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Convince us of our errors of doctrine, if we have any, by reason, by logical arguments, or by the Word of God, and we will be ever grateful for the information, and you will ever have the pleasing reflection that you have been instruments in the hands of God of redeeming your fellow beings from the darkness which you may see enveloping their minds." - Orson Pratt

"Then shoulder to shoulder! Let us engirdle the little circle of the earth with the chains that bind us to each other. To one end let us aim our thoughts, and to one end let us aim our souls. Hail, dawn of liberty, behind thee is the redeeming sun." - Adam Mickiewicz

"The forgiveness of God is gratuitous liberation from guilt. Paradoxically, the conviction of personal sinfulness becomes the occasion of encounter with the merciful love of the redeeming God. "There will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner repenting..." (Luke 15:7). In his brokenness, the repentant prodigal knew an intimacy with his father that his sinless, self-righteous brother would never know." - Brennan Manning

"War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste... The only redeeming factors were my comrades' incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive. But it also taught us loyalty to each other - and love. That espirit de corps sustained us." - Eugene B. Sledge

"We should never invoke the spirit of antiquity as our authority. Spirits are peculiar things; they cannot be grasped with the hands and be held up before others. Spirits reveal themselves only to spirits. The most direct and concise method would be, in this case as well, to prove the possession of the only redeeming faith by good works." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"The real unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, without anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present - they are real." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"I have examined all of the known superstitions of the world and i do not find our superstitions of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all founded on fables and mythology. Christianity has made one-half of the world fools and the other half Hypocrites" - Thomas Jefferson

"We do not make friends with God; God makes friends with us, bringing us to know him by making his love known to us... The word know, when used of God in this way, is a sovereign-grace word, pointing to God's initiative in loving, choosing, redeeming, calling and preserving." - J I Packer

"The wise and tragic sense of life. By this I mean... the sense that life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat, and that the redeeming things are not 'happiness and pleasure' but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"If you want to write something completely unique, you will probably fail or at best write something without redeeming value. The mind works in certain patterns: the mind organizes facts in story form; it is your commonality with that body of human thought that makes a good book, not its estrangement from the common values that humans share." - Janet Morris

"Even in our most diligent efforts to live the gospel, all of us will make mistakes, and all of us will sin. What a comforting assurance it is to know that through our Savior's redeeming sacrifice, we can be forgiven and made clean again." - Ann M. Dibb

"Tobacco, in its various forms, is one of the most mischievous of all drugs. There is perhaps no other drug which injures the body in so many ways and so universally as does tobacco. Some drugs offer a small degree of compensation for the evil effects which they produce; but tobacco has not a single redeeming feature and gives nothing in return." - John Harvey Kellogg

"Salvation is in Christ, not the Holy Ghost; our Blessed Lord redeemed us and the Holy Ghost is his messenger to carry the message of redeeming grace into the hearts of men. Thus, the joyous words spoken by the Holy Ghost are in reality the words of Christ. The Spirit is simply the one who delivers the word." - Bruce R. McConkie

"For what reason then do the realists show themselves so unfriendly toward philosophy? Because they misunderstand their own calling and with all their might want to remain restricted instead of becoming unrestricted! Why do they hate abstractions? Because they themselves are abstract since they abstract from the perfection of themselves, from the elevation of redeeming truth!" - Max Stirner

"Upon that cross of Jesus Mine eye at times can see The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me; And from my smitten heart with tears Two wonders I confess The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness." - Elizabeth C. Clephane

"Let us pray for ourselves, that we may not lose the word "concern" out of our Christian vocabulary. Let us pray for our nation. Let us pray for those who have never known Jesus Christ and redeeming love, for moral forces everywhere, for our national leaders. Let prayer be our passion. Let prayer be our practice." - Robert E Lee

"When God transforms the life of just one leader, that leader can transform a church. When one church is transformed, you can transform a community. And when enough churches are thriving, you can affect a region, a country, and eventually the entire world with the positive, life-changing power of Jesus Christ and the redeeming and restoring work of his people." - Bill Hybels

"For, when you are approaching poverty, you make one discovery which outweighs some of the others. You discover boredom and mean complications and the beginnings of hunger, but you also discover the great redeeming feature of poverty: the fact that it annihilates the future. Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry." - George Orwell

"The whole story of the Father's Christ-exalting plan of redeeming love, from eternity to eternity, must be told, or the radical reorientation of life for which the gospel calls will not be understood, and the required total shift from man-centeredness to God-centeredness, and more specifically from self-centeredness to Christ-centeredness, will not take place." - J I Packer

"That some unevangelized men are saved, in the present life, by an extraordinary exercise of redeeming grace in Christ, has been the hope and belief of Christendom. It was the hope and belief of the elder Calvinists, as of the later." - William Greenough Thayer Shedd

"There's no substitute for the power of a personal story. The true stories of God redeeming a broken life shoot like arrows straight to our hearts and remind us that God wants to do the same life changing work in our lives. I love how one story can impact another story, causing a ripple effect of change if we let it." - Matthew West

"If "gospel" means good news, then Jeremiah had some for sure. He saw the judgment coming, in horrifying technicolour. But he saw beyond it to the redeeming, restoring grace of God, and indeed he speaks of the "new covenant", which takes us to the heart of the gospel in Christ." - Christopher J. H. Wright

"Both my best and worst memories are of my time in Nicaragua. The experience as a whole was totally redeeming and amazing. It sounds so cliche, but I don't care because I'm saying that from the heart. I stayed with a host family and went back to the same kind of rural farming village outside of Managua." - Eden Sher

"I've been using Vista on my home laptop since it shipped, and can say with some conviction that nobody should be using it as their primary operating system - it simply has no redeeming merits to overcome the compatibility headaches it causes." - Joel Spolsky



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